Online Classes: Computed Tomography Certificate

Computed Tomography

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Build a strong foundation and advance your medical imaging career

The online Computed Tomography (CT) credit certificate program offers students a plan of study that provides fundamental didactic training on the essentials of computed tomography imaging. The program will prepare students for advanced roles in medical imaging. All earned college credits from the CT Credit Certificate program will apply directly to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging program.

Program Overview

Course goals and objectives are based on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT post-primary certification exam content specifications. The program goal is to provide students with focused instruction to expand their technical knowledge in CT, with a supporting objective of preparing students for the ARRT post-primary certification exam in CT*.

*Clinical repetitions are required to apply for ARRT CT certification. The CT Credit Certificate does NOT incorporate a clinical practicum. However, for those with experience in CT, the credit certificate fulfills all ARRT Structured Education requirements.

Sample program of study for Computed Tomography Certificate.

Curriculum effective Fall 2021. For students enrolled prior to Fall 2021, please reference the Mercy College catalog.

A student that completes a certificate will be able to:

1. Indicate anatomy in various sectional imaging planes.

2. Explain the physical principles, system components and the image formation process for CT.

3. Describe CT imaging protocols.

4. Identify patient safety concerns associated with advanced imaging modalities.

Career Outlook

Employment Growth

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Overall employment of radiologic technologists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a diagnostic tool.

Hospitals will be a primary employer for radiologic technologists, however, employment is predicted to grow rapidly in diagnostic imaging centers, clinics, and physician offices.

Salary Range

The median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $61,900 in May 2020.

Admission Requirements

Pathway 1

Students must have the following:

  • Certification in Radiography or Radiation Therapy by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); or Certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB); and
  • Associate degree in related field.

Pathway 2

Students must be currently enrolled in Mercy College of Ohio’s Radiologic Technology Program.

  • Students will be eligible to enroll in their third semester of the Radiologic Technology Program
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher at Mercy College of Ohio.

Note: Certificate will not be conferred until after graduating from the Radiologic Technology Program.

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